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U.S. is cybercrime central: Study

Forget Third-World cyberterrorism — the top cybercriminals are Americans. A British security company called ICC Commercial Crime Services has reported that 63 per cent of the world’s cybercrime originates in the United States. The company’s annual review has made a detailed analysis of the major cybercrime events from January 2002 to March 2003, and found that hacking and fraud are the most common offences. Hacking alone poses the most significant security risk to both financial institutions and individual investors, ICC Cybercrime Unit (CCU) analyst Steven Matz said. But other countries are coming on strong. “Our case studies from countries like Japan, New Zealand and Romania are further indication that cybercrime knows no borders,” he said. Full Story

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